Sunday, May 28, 2006

Oh, Yeah: I'm Graduating

In about an hour is the awards ceremony for the Lander College for Men. I should be excited, but I'm not. In a sadly unsurprising turn of events, much about today was simply messed up by Touro and Lander, resulting in just about nobody from Lander having caps and gowns or tickets to the Touro graduation ceremonies in the city this evening. That Lander doesn't perform its own graduation, even though it's [supposedly] a completely separate division is bad enough; that it wasn't properly taken care of to ensure everyone received what they needed is just icing on the cake. It would be embarrassing to be the only ones without a cap and gown at our own graduation, so at this point, I and most of my friends who are graduating simply will not be attending the ceremonies in the city.

And that's sad.


  1. My graduations were on Shabbas

  2. Congrats and why doesn't a Lander screwup surprise me?

  3. yishar koahh on your graduation! hopefully it'll work out.

  4. Mazal Tov Ezzie!

    Forget the cap and gown - it's the memories and friends that count the most.

  5. Does that mean we're not gonna see posts like this:

    It's 3:45 am. I have to read three text books (two of which I don't own) write a paper on Plato (anybody who knows anything about Plato,please drop me an email) and find some kind of independent study, all by 9am.

    Congrats!! Welcome to the real world.

  6. Mazel Tov Ezzie. My daughter also graduates from Touro today. She opted not to go to the ceremony, much to the consternation of her parents & grandparents.

  7. mazal tov... jameel is right, it's memories and everything you've accomplished to get to this point that really count. all the best!

  8. Congrats, Ezzie! What's next?

    How about a job?

  9. That is too bad. But, congrats on graduating.

  10. DAG - Well, lucky you then.

    Nephtuli - Heh. ;)

    Rabbi - Thanks! (Ramapo stinks!)

    And if not now, when? - Funny, 2 other quotes from Pirkei Avos were on the programs. Thanks. I'll check it out.

    Steg - Thank God, it did. More on that later.

    JewelSparkler - Thanks, and welcome!

    Jameel - Amen to that.

    David - Well, actually... (sheepish grin) there's a few more weeks until the semester actually ends...

    JA - Ah, who knows?! Maybe I'll have more time to blog... ;)

    Saul - A nice percentage of people didn't go. I actually do understand them, though in the end I did go. Sorry that you and the others weren't able to shep that nachas, but in the grand scheme of things it's not a big deal.

    Sarah - Thanks, and you're right.

    Holy Hyrax - Working on it...

    Krum, Charlie, CopyEditor - Thanks all.

  11. Blueenclave - Thanks. No joke - long story, but a bunch of my friends and I have some organizational ideas, combining our respective skills.

  12. mazal tov on your graduation! Now you really have to go get a job!!

  13. just for the record:
    The US Schmooze and World Record recently ranked Ramapo College as the #1 School in Mahwah, NJ.

  14. OM - Thanks.

    Rabbi - Yes. And Lander is #1 on 150th Street in Flushing between Jewel and Union Turnpike.